Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A picture of someone sought by the police, built up on a computer screen by selecting and combining facial features according to witnesses' descriptions.
- ‘Detectives today released a videofit of the man they want to speak to about the robbery.’
- ‘The Police National Computer had drawn a blank, but that was hardly surprising; videofits were almost as unreliable as the old photofits, and she hadn't really expected a match.’
- ‘In all cases always this is before police have released any videofit or attempts at ID drawings.’
- ‘The website created for videofit was built to promote the videofit recognition system as well as a catalogue of additional items.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.